Thursday, October 20, 2016

Unity? Please...



Just a thought here...

No one has the capability to put the "i" in unity but God. It is He who unites and unifies. We only do what He prescribes for unity in order for Him to come in and bring together - in a pure and holy manner, by way of His Holy Spirit - those who are not unified or united. What we endeavor to unify through our own efforts alone, we will ultimately find a way to destroy or allow to disintegrate.


We have nothing in us either intrinsically or, dare I say, by way of "evolutionary progress" that will achieve permanent, everlasting unity independent of the Godhead...whether in secular, ecclesiastical, or spiritual circles or enclaves.

This is because we possess a level of self-righteousness that sells us the false idea that we know what unity is supposed to look like and how it can look. When we think that we can create unity from our own constructed ideal that is obviously flawed - because of our experiences, historical leanings, relationship patterns and "horizontal" allegiances, or authoritative influences - we further backdate the unity that God desires, and slowly doom our ability in and potential for seeing it come to pass.

Unity is God's to orchestrate and ours to facilitate. Unity is the Spirit's work and our yielding to Him to work. Unity is not about our ideal, but God's idea/ideal and our submission to it. Any version of unity we devise is, on our best day, illusory...and should embarrassingly and humbly beg God's forgiveness to think we - as finite, temporary, time-bound, "bottom-line" dependent beings - could ever deceive ourselves long, hard, and constant enough to the point that we believe we have the power to create "something out of nothing"...


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